Huge news on the 3D printing front this week: For the first time, cancer researchers have been able to use the technology to create a brain tumor in the lab.
I know what you’re thinking. Why do we want to create a brain tumor?!
Because it will allow us to safely research it.
And that research can lead to new drugs, treatments and possibly ways to eradicate the tumors.
That’s not even all!
This is a major leap forward for precision medicine.
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3D Printing the New World Way of Medicine: Your Way In
3D printing is already remaking our health care system.
The technology is producing everything from drugs to bones to organs, using “bioink” to custom-make body parts.
Almost like manufacturers who create 3D-printed parts for cars, trucks, rockets, sneakers and thousands of other products!
But this latest advance, by scientists from Tel Aviv University, is the most remarkable leap forward in medical 3D printing yet — giving researchers the opportunity to test new drugs on a deadly form of brain cancer (glioblastoma) in ways that were unimaginable even a year ago.
Until now, researchers could only test new therapies by experimenting on tumor cells taken from cancer patients in Petri dishes.
But cancer behaves differently on a plastic surface than in the human body.
Which is why the scientists from this study say 90% of brain cancer drugs that have shown promise in the lab fail in follow-up clinical trials with real patients.
But with 3D-printed tumors, using “bioink” made from human tumor cell tissues, researchers have a better way to determine how new cancer drugs will work on real patients. Researchers say:
If we take a sample from a patient’s tissue … we can 3D-bioprint from this sample 100 tiny tumors and test many different drugs in various combinations to discover the optimal treatment for this specific tumor.
But perhaps the most exciting aspect is finding novel druggable target proteins and genes in cancer cells — a very difficult task when the tumor is inside the brain of a human patient or model animal. Our innovation gives us unprecedented access, with no time limits, to 3D tumors mimicking better the clinical scenario, enabling optimal investigation.
3D printing is a revolution disrupting dozens of old-world industries.
In fact, the global 3D-printing market is projected to top $21 billion by the end of this year alone — five times what it was in 2013! By 2024, it’s expected to top $40 billion.
But I don’t know of any sector where it will be quite as impactful as on precision medicine and health care.
To profit from this mega trend as it is transforming our medical world, I recommend buying the 3D Printing ETF (BATS: PRNT).
This ETF gives you exposure to 60 different 3D-printing companies.
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